Last week, the Chinese government quietly went to war against golf -- or, to be more specific, against golf courses. Two-thirds of the country's approximately 600 fairways were allegedly built in violation of a 2004 national moratorium, and Beijing is no longer willing to look the other way. On Wednesday, China's Ministry of Land and Resources shut down 66 illegally built courses nationwide, including three in Beijing. More closures could happen anytime.
In China, you can often tell what the Communist Party is thinking by watching TV.
One the knottiest problems China faces as its economy slows is a mismatch between people's education levels and the needs of an economy increasingly reliant on technology and innovation, the OECD said Friday in a report on China.
The inevitable finally happened. Last month, during a Chinese New Year dinner at a seafood restaurant in Sham Shui Po, a working-class neighborhood in Kowloon, my wife’s uncle said something that I had been asking myself for years: “You’ve lived in Hong Kong for so many years–and you still don’t speak Cantonese?”
China stands on the verge of passing a landmark new domestic violence law, a victory decades in the making that owes much to the extraordinary, and very different, stories of two battered women whose suffering helped prompt a national debate.
Technology startups in China are raising cash at a record pace from private investors, prompting concerns about potential overvaluation.
After hinting for years that China’s workers would need to delay retirement, Beijing has finally set a timeline for the move — a gradual, multiyear process aimed at easing social and fiscal pressures stemming from the country’s rapidly aging population.
If you speak Mandarin, your brain works differently. That’s according to a recent study published in the Proceedings for the National Academy of Sciences.
China's internet watchdogs have threatened to enforce real-name registration before. But this time, they're adamant all Chinese citizens must provide their real names and identification numbers before using social media sites starting on 1 March.
Faith and health are the new luxury goods for rich Chinese, who are choosing philosophy classes and meditation holidays over M.B.A. degrees and shopping excursions.
rget rote memorization and pressure-packed tests -- Western, alternative learning is the new rage.
China’s government has unveiled a smarter and stricter Internet filter, riling web users and widening the divide between China’s Internet and the World Wide Web.
My pen hovered above the last signatory page of the lease on my new Hong Kong apartment; and I felt pretty pleased with myself. A near decade-long prisoner of Manhattan apartments, I had traded down in size and up in price. But, at 30, it was my first place of my own, just three weeks after moving 8,000 miles from home.
The ultimate symbol of power tourism may soon be blazoned across the smoggy skies of Beijing: the private helicopter.
Men in China looking for a wife may think of themselves as one in a billion, but they’d do well to own property and earn twice her salary if they want to catch her eye.
It’s 66 years since Chairman Mao prohibited shooting and hunting in China, but despite (or perhaps because of) the ban, the Chinese appetite for watching fieldsports videos has reached fever pitch.
China’s economic miracle over the past 35 years is well documented. It has emerged as the world’s largest economy, although it’s still lagging well behind in world-class per capita GDP.
As China continued to mourn the three dozen people killed in Shanghai’s New Year’s Eve stampede, attention online turned to crowd-control lapses that allowed the tragedy to occur.
From the sky, some are shaped like doughnuts. Others take the form of squares and ovals. The structures are so strange and fantastic that American intelligence officers analyzing satellite images during the Cold War initially suspected they were missile silos or part of a nuclear complex.
Dog skin produced by Chinese factories is used to make gloves, shoes and other products destined for export, footage provided to Reuters by an animal rights group shows.